California One-Stop Career Centers are in four of FREED’s five county catchment area:

Other Employment Related Resources



  • Gold Country Lift  provides public, door-to-door para-transit service throughout western Nevada County
    for individuals who qualify due to a disability or a disabling health condition.
  • Gold Country Telecare provides specialized para-transit transportation for seniors  (60 yrs and over) and
    people with disabilities in western Nevada County.
  • Gold Country Stage  provides fixed route bus service to Western Nevada County.
  • Dial-A-Ride Services in the Yuba-Sutter community provide curb to curb shared para-transit rides for people with disabilities.
  • Yuba-Sutter Transit  provides fixed route bus service to the Yuba & Sutter communities.

In Home Supportive Services

  1. Nevada Sierra IHSS Public Authority – The Public Authority assists IHSS Consumers and Providers in accessing and navigating the IHSS program in Nevada, Sierra, and Plumas counties.

Home Delivered Meals

  1. Home delivered meals in Western Nevada County are provided by Gold Country Community Services.

Food Bank

  1. Food Bank of Nevada County (Grass Valley Distribution)
    2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 10AM-12PM
    Grass Valley 7th Day Adventist Church
    12889 Osborne Hill Rd. Grass Valley CA 95945

Information Databases

  1. Dial 211.com – For a searchable database of community health and human resources for Nevada County,  click here or simply dial 2-1-1 on the telephone to access the information.
  2. HelpLine Senior Information & Assistance – call 530-273-2273.  Serves Nevada County.

Community Programs for People with Disabilities

  1. Spirit Peer Empowerment Center – SPIRIT Center is a healthy community, open at no charge to people facing challenges to their mental health.
  2. Alta Regional – Services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families in all the counties FREED serves.
  3. Neighborhood Center of the Arts provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to explore their abilities in the arts, gain accomplishment and to achieve integration into the community.  Located in Grass Valley.

Accessible Outdoor Recreation

  1. Independence Trail has two separate sections,  West and East which together provide approximately 3 miles of wheelchair accessible trail in the Yuba River canyon.
  2. Hirschman Trail  – This trail has a .4 mile initial section which is accessible – up to the Hirschman pond.  Near to the Nevada County government center.
  3. Disabled Sports USA Far West  – leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities – originated around Lake Tahoe ski slopes, now offers broad variety of opportunities.
  4. Disabled Sports USA